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William Betts

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Statement/Biography

For more than a decade William Betts has focused his practice on software-controlled technology processes he developed for painting. Focusing on the subjects of privacy and surveillance in the digital age, Betts uses industrial production methods to achieve a level of precision that allows him to manipulate and corrupt specific aspects of process.


William Betts was born and raised in New York City. In 1991 he graduated from Arizona State University Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree. His work has been included in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the U.S. and abroad. In 2012 Betts was selected for the New American Paintings’ Second Annual Prize. In 2008 he won First Place at the Assistance League of Houston Celebrates Texas Art, and was a finalist for the 2008 Hunting Art Prize. His work was included in the Texas Biennial in Austin in 2005 and 2007. Recent articles on his work include reviews in San Antonio Express-News, Artlies, Glasstire, Houston Chronicle, Houston Press, Albuquerque Tribune, Chicago Tribune and Chicago Reader. He currently lives in Miami.